This riverfront neighborhood, named for the fog that rises off of the Potomac, is east of Georgetown and west of Lafayette Square. It reminds residents and visitors of Washington's industrial past.
Today, Foggy Bottom is home to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, George Washington University, and the Watergate complex. A cluster of charming 19th-century houses remain, a reminder of this community's early working class history. It is sometimes referred to as the West End.